TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kruis, quickly joined by the tireless Robshaw, hurls himself into the melee of bodies. This brings Scott Fardy and Mako Vunipola to ground:By Poite’s reckoning, the ruck is now formed. Remember, this situation – carriers being forced to ground by a conjoining teammate – is exactly what Pocock asked the official about earlier.His question, of whether he could compete in this instance, was not answered in the affirmative (or indeed at all). So when Pocock does delve for the ball, Poite tells him to leave it……and, with Youngs screaming his view, the referee makes up his mind:Now, this will not sit well with some, but Youngs’ subsequent reminder to Poite – stressing the fact that Australia have now infringed at three defensive breakdowns in their own 22 – is a canny piece of game management:After dismissing the protestations of a bemused Pocock, who starts to ask if a ruck was actually formed……Poite beckons Moore and runs through the catalogue of recent offences, inferring that another will glean a yellow card:England coerced these lapses of discipline from Australia. At this point, the penalty count stood at eight to one in the visitors’ favour. From the next restart, Joseph scored England’s first try for a 16-10 lead.But, just before half-time, Hooper offered a reminder of how his explosiveness can alter the course of any breakdown skirmish.Beating the breakdownAhead 16-13 because of a Foley penalty, England are going through their punchy phase-play with Billy Vunipola coming around the corner:Youngs feeds him……and he pirouettes past Holmes, although Hooper holds on to complete the tackle:The Waratahs talisman is straight back on to his feet, before a player from either side has formed the ruck:Here, it is worth looking at the official definition of a ruck……and the law that stipulates that a tackler can approach the ball if they are back on their feet before a ruck has formed:Hooper knows these laws and has the spatial awareness to realise that a steal is on the cards. As Hartley tears past Hooper, desperate to clear out a gold jersey, the Wallaby number seven looks for the ball:Meanwhile, Hartley hits James Horwill. Holmes arcs around the back foot and Mako Vunipola arrives:In the event, Hooper misses the ball. However, the effort clearly distracts England. Both Youngs and Haskell expostulate with Poite and though Mako Vunipola reacts well to pick it up:An opportunistic tackle from Holmes forces a knock-on:With the forwards gathering for the consequent scrum, Poite delineates why Hooper was legal:Three amigosAs hinted earlier, the make-up of England’s back-row for last Saturday was doubted by many. Certainly, it was inferior in terms of raw pace and pilfering prowess. But Robshaw, Haskell and Billy Vunipola have become a mightily effective, complementary unit.The breakdown aptitude of Itoje, Cole and Mako Vunipola bring balance, and England’s restraint – identifying a lost ruck and leaving it alone so as not to concede a penalty – has improved out of sight in the wake of the World Cup.This trait was pivotal at the weekend and one passage in particular summed up how the qualities of Robshaw, Haskell and Billy Vunipola combine. We start as Australia scrum-half Phipps looks towards the blindside to see brawny wing Dane Haylett-Petty facing two half-backs. Robshaw is the openside guard……but swings around the corner……and helps wrap up Haylett-Petty, holding the debutant above the ground:England’s former captain, set for a 50th cap in Melbourne, compels Poite to call a maul as four supporting Wallabies pile in:Though England do not succeed in forcing a maul turnover, they do sap the speed of this phase. When Phipps passes left, carrier Rory Arnold is faced with a well-organised, proactive line.England’s back-rowers are all circled……and Haskell, as he has licence to do, shoots up to cut down Arnold:This provides Robshaw with a chance to jackal amid the attentions of Harlequins clubmate Horwill:Horwill’s clear serves its purpose and removes Robshaw, who resists temptation to dive back into the ruck and simply backs away……joining a circled Billy Vunipola in the defensive line as Phipps finds Foley:Foley takes the ball to the gain-line and bypasses an unconvincing decoy line from Holmes to hit Christian Lealiifano out the back. Vunipola presses……creeping into the eyeline of Lealiifano as the Brumbies playmaker tries to locate Israel Folau:Billy Vunipola rushes up at this point and the ball goes to deck:Though Lealiifano recovers, Hartley dives at his feet……and trips him into the lap of a welcoming party:Now, England could easily get overexcited here. Test matches do not offer better chances for a turnover. However, they remain composed.Itoje rolls past the ball and out of the way, Billy Vunipola goes through the gate and latches on to the ball, with Cole sneakily supporting his number eight from the side:When Australia support does arrive from Tevita Kuridrani, it cannot budge Billy Vunipola, who receives additional fortification from Mako. Hartley is in Poite’s ear……and the penalty comes:Moore queries the technique of Billy Vunipola, but an irritated Poite shuts the Australia hooker down:Farrell hit the post, but Robshaw’s follow-up forced the Wallabies to rush their clearance. From the next lineout, Haskell burst away and Yarde scored in the corner. At 26-10 to the good, England were in dreamland. When Australia inevitably fought back, the breakdown was fundamental to survival.Racing the ruckAround the hour mark, England needed to repel wave after wave of gold. It took an exceptional piece of nous from Haskell to quell the pressure. Australia are around 10 metres out here, with Haskell curving round to assume body guard responsibilities:Phipps snipes before playing in replacement Dean Mumm. Haskell has slightly over-chased……but doubles back to fell Mumm:Now, as Haskell bounces up and has a sniff at the ball, Wallabies replacement Tatafu Polotu-Nau and Hartley are the critical protagonists.Polotu-Nau first makes contact with Hartley well past the ball. Therefore, certainly in the eyes of Poite, there is no ruck:Haskell, as the tackler, is entitled to pounce for the the ball……and he does, circling away. By this point, Itoje and Horwill are in contact over the ball. The ruck is formed now, but Haskell is already away:As he was all game, Poite is open with his decision-making process. Just as he did with Hooper, he proclaims Haskell as the tackler and allows play to go on: We examine the finer details of how England just about ousted Australia at the breakdown during their 39-28 win in Brisbane Crowded house: England’s forwards swamp Australia centre Christian Lealiifano during England’s 39-28 win in Brisbane When Eddie Jones announced his selection, the script was written. For all the ‘Bodyline’ bluster, Australia were going to tear apart England’s back-row. Despite Six Nations success, the trio of Chris Robshaw, James Haskell and Billy Vunipola would be too sluggish and insipid at the breakdown.Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper and David Pocock, superior in athleticism and rugby intellect, need only turn up and terrorise the ruck area to hand the Wallabies a first Test win. That was the general consensus. How wrong it was.Below is the chronicle of an absorbing tussle that demonstrated how pivotal the following nuances can be:Awareness of the lawsResponse to the referee’s interpretationCommunication with officialsCohesion and teamwork at the breakdownIndividual skills in contactAll five of these shaped a thrilling series opener at Suncorp Stadium.Reactions and working off the floorWe join the game after Maro Itoje and Robshaw have already won turnovers on the floor. Even so, due to rapid phase-play and razor finishing, Australia lead 10-0. It was the breakdown that helped to haul England back into the match.Around 20 minutes in, with the tourists pressing just outside the opposition 22, the ball comes loose from a ruck. Note Robshaw and Itoje circling around to make themselves available as carriers while Pocock and Hooper fill the defensive line:Youngs circles backwards, retrieves possession and finds Robshaw:The Harlequin puts his head down and trucks forward, Itoje latching on in contact to force through the tackle of Exeter Chiefs-bound Greg Holmes:Robshaw and Itoje go to ground close to the fringe of the ruck. Holmes rolls clear and, ominously, all three members of Australia’s starting back-row are on hand to contest.In full view of referee Romain Poite, Dylan Hartley and Dan Cole launch into the breakdown. The situation looks lost for England, but the saving grace is that carrier Robshaw is lying parallel to the touchline:Crucially, this decreases the width of the ‘gate’ that players must use to join the ruck and, as Cole and Hartley clear out Fardy and Hooper, Poite tells Pocock that he must release:England recycle and Youngs passes to Owen Farrell, who is flanked by fellow Saracens Mako and Billy Vunipola:The younger sibling takes it into contact, and although Rob Horne makes a solid tackle and Nick Phipps steals in……to flick the ball backwards on to Australia’s side……Mako Vunipola dives through to recover the ball for England.Poite explains the situation well – no offence has been committed, so the sides can play on. England’s loosehead prop is enveloped immediately by Rob Simmons and an unbalanced Fardy. Pocock swoops in as well.But Hartley is following up and careers into the tackle area. Meanwhile, Billy Vunipola drags himself up and follows his captain:Hartley and Billy Vunipola arrive before Fardy, trapped in the ruck as indicated by the yellow dashes below, can roll clear:This is enough for Poite to give England a penalty, which he explains to Australia skipper Stephen Moore succinctly:Interestingly, in a short break before Farrell lines up the ensuing kick at goal, Pocock comes forward to engage Poite in a detailed discussion about the breakdown that occurred one phase prior to the penalty.He wants clarification that, when England latch on to one another before contact and both go to ground, there is no ruck and he can compete for the ball as the first arriving player. Poite contends that the narrow ‘gate’ meant he had come in at the side.Note that Pocock does not get an answer to his question. This becomes important later.Isolation stationOf course, England did not have it all their own way. Enjoying more pressure at the start of the second quarter, still 10-3 down, scrum-half Youngs elects to bounce back against the grain and attack the blindside.Look at Hooper being held by his boot at the ruck. That is Mako Vunipola, concealed by Luther Burrel in this screenshot. He is cynically stalling one of the Wallabies’ most destructive defenders:In the event, this intervention makes no difference. Youngs passes left, where Pocock and Fardy are deployed:Jonathan Joseph is at first-receiver, and attempts to round Holmes, suck in Bernard Foley and free Anthony Watson on the outside. However, Watson cuts in……so Joseph holds on, and is stopped by Holmes and Foley. Pocock stalks……and pounces, getting lower than Watson as Holmes rolls clear:Itoje joins the ruck next and his impact does shift Pocock, but the Australia number eight is quickly back on the ball. Fardy effectively doubles Pocock’s weight by leaning in from the back foot of the breakdown. Foley appeals……and Poite obliges with the whistle. Youngs is not convinced, arguing that Pocock detached before clamping on again:To underline just how much a referee must listen to at each stoppage, a frustrated Hooper tells Moore to ask Poite to watch out for England holding Australia back.Poite is not clear on the point Moore is politely making at first, but eventually takes it on board: Preservation and patienceNow to the attack that reduced England’s deficit to 10-6. We join the action following a scrappy lineout. After a slow ruck, Hooper looks to line up an England carrier, shoot out of the line and cut him down – much in the same manner that Haskell does in Paul Gustard’s defensive system.With Pocock inside him, Hooper targets Mako Vunipola……but the speed of Youngs’ pass beats his one-man charge. Billy Vunipola is in fact the intended receiver……and can carry on to Hooper’s outside shoulder:The burly 23 year-old reaches the 22, where Hooper brings him down with a judo-style hip-toss. Mako Vunipola and Robshaw approach as Pocock is poised:Hooper gets up and rolls towards England, trying to impede any supporting players. Pocock gets in a strong position with Samu Kerevi in the same anchor role that Fardy performed earlier. Meanwhile, Robshaw is calculated about where to clear out:This instant encapsulates how far England’s ball retention has come since the World Cup.Another unpromising scenario is rescued. Billy Vunipola works extremely hard to roll on the floor, making the ball a moving target and therefore more difficult for Pocock to secure.Robshaw targets Pocock and makes good contact:As Pocock pushes Robshaw back the other way, Poite tells the Australian to leave the ball alone:England can recycle, albeit against a well set defence:A handful of phases later, they are still slugging away. Marland Yarde comes off his wing to take a shoulder ball from Youngs.Once more, Hooper, Fardy and Pocock are in close proximity:So when Yarde takes contact, aiming at Pocock – perhaps on purpose to lessen his influence as a breakdown threat – Haskell and George Kruis must be quick:Fortunately for Jones’ team, they are. Haskell’s entry is questionable, and quite possibly from the side, but he disposes of Pocock while Kruis collides with Fardy and stays strong over the ball. The ruck is formed……but Fardy and Hooper roll around the side:Poite’s view looks something like this……and the Frenchman blows up as Hooper kicks the ball clear……before justifying the call to Moore:At the same time, an English voice – almost definitely that of Youngs – is heard to announce “every time” in relation to the Wallabies’ offending.Strike threeEngland bring themselves to within a single point after using a lineout strike move they introduced during the recent defeat of Wales at Twickenham, a play we drew attention to in an analysis piece last week.Billy Vunipola starts at the scrum-half position in a shortened, five-man lineout. Hartley throws to Robshaw. Circled is tighthead Holmes at the tail of the Australia lineout. This is the man England are looking to exploit:Feigning to establish a maul, Billy Vunipola tears the ball away and passes to Youngs. Holmes, sucked in, must now change direction:With Watson steaming up as an option for an inside pass, Youngs attacks Holmes outside shoulder and throws a dummy……wriggles past the tackle of Scott Sio and slips the ball to Mako Vunipola:Foley and a retreating Fardy do well to slow Mako Vunipola and hold him above ground. While this gives Pocock time to arrive on the scene, it also allows Kruis – the key player in this sequence – to reach his colleague: Pocock’s fractured eye-socket means a new starter will join the Wallabies back-row for the second Test. Michael Cheika is mulling over a change in dynamic, loading another ball-carrier.More significantly, a southern hemisphere referee takes charge in South Africa’s Craig Joubert. For England to seal the series, they need to adapt and be even more accurate than they were in Brisbane. Another epic is in store.
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Christian Aid finds South East full of villains 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 May 2003 | News Christian Aid is drawing a ‘morality map’ of Britain – and while the south east remains riddled with villains, the number of heroes overall has been rapidly on the increase since the beginning of Christian Aid Week. Ireland, Wales and the south west are now coming out top of the poll with by far the most heroes in the country.Visitors to www.christianaidweek.org are invited to put their morals to the test with Christian Aid’s Herometer – a quiz which places contestants in humorous moral dilemmas. The total points scored by every participant are added to a morality map of the country.The Herometer game consists of ten questions ranging from what people would do if they slip on a kebab and notice a wad of notes poking out from the pitta and how they would react if their double agent one-night stand talks in their sleep to reveal that France is about to invade Germany.Towards the end of Christian Aid Week, over 3,140 people had put their morals to the test, with many more entering each day as the quiz continues. In total almost half of all quiz participants came out as mere mortals, 36.7% rated as villains and a disappointing 13.6% scored as heroes.The south east hosts by far the most villains with contestants scoring only 20 points out of a possible 40 on average. Scotland, the north of England and the Midlands are dotted with mere mortals sporting an average score of 25, and Wales, Ireland and the south west are coming out top in the poll with most heroes and an average score of 29.This makes a worrying third of Britain’s villains – while heroes remain in a minority and superheroes are virtually non-existent. But the figures are certainly looking up from only a week ago, when a third of quiz participants came out as arch-villains, more than half rated as villains and a measly 13% scored as mere mortals – with no heroes anywhere in sight.“This is obviously a bit of fun, but we are surprised to discover so many ‘villains’ in Britain,” said Sue Bishop, Head of Media at Christian Aid. “Maybe giving to Christian Aid Week will help them redeem themselves!”The microsite www.christianaidweek.org was launched in April 2003 and explores the theme of ‘local heroes’ all over the world, showcasing people who have contributed significantly to their community against overwhelming odds – people such as Guerda Alexis, who runs an HIV-prevention programme with Christian Aid partner APROSIFA in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.The website also features a clip of actor Joseph Fiennes launching Christian Aid’s hard-hitting new report ‘Fuelling poverty: oil, war and corruption’ and number of other celebrities, including chart-topping singer songwriter Beverley Knight and the celebrated war artist John Keane, who have exclusively revealed their own personal heroes to Christian Aid.EndsFor more information about the microsite or Christian Aid Week contactKati Dshedshorov on 020 7523 2452 or email [email protected] ORSaskia Wirth on 020 7523 2404 or email [email protected] to Editors:1. Christian Aid Week (11-17 May 2003) is the UK’s longest-running and most successful door-to-door fundraising week. It started in 1957. Last year over 350,000 volunteers raised £13.5 million. For further details visit www.christianaidweek.org .2. Christian Aid Week is easy to get involved in, whether it is by holding a sponsored event, putting loose change in the famous red envelope or even logging onto www.christianaidweek.org.uk to enter a writing competition and make a pledge.3. The Christian Aid Week microsite has been designed by Kleber, one of the UK’s most cutting-edge new media agencies, with a client base that has included luminaries including Warp Records, MTV Europe, Kylie Minogue, The Beatles, Ninja Tune, The Designers Republic and the Manic Street Preachers.4. The Herometer comprises 10 questions with each answer receiving between 1-4 points. The minimum score is therefore 10 and the maximum score 40. The Herometer ratings are: 10-15 arch-villain; 16-21 villain; 22-28 mere mortal; 29-34 hero; 35-40 superhero. Over 3,140 people have taken the test so far.5. To find out more about Christian Aid’s development work, read news stories, features, press releases and reports, and view web clips and photo galleries take a look at www.christianaid.org.uk. The site also includes up-to-date information about Christian Aid’s campaigns, partner organisations, events, exhibitions and a variety of resources that can be downloaded for fundraising events and for campaigning initiatives to raise awareness about issues such as fair trade, HIV/AIDS, emergency relief, the environment and sustainable development.May 2003 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events The Big Give to host online quiz for multiple charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online giving site The Big Give will run an online quiz on the evening of 20 June, enabling charities to raise funds and acquire new donors. Each participant will be able to donate their participation fee to the charity of their choice on the Big Give’s website.Each team pays a £10 registration fee to the Big Give plus a £10 participation fee for each team member. It is this fee that is turned into a £10 Big Give voucher to donate to charity.At the end of the hour-long quiz, the winning team will win £250 in cash and a further £500 to donate to their selected charity.Charities are encouraged to promote the event to their supporters to help increase participation.The Big Give Quiz is one of a number of events that are designed to help the service become more sustainable, having been fully funded by the Reed Foundation for the past four years.http://content.thebiggive.org.uk/big-give-quiz About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 14 June 2012 | News
CrowdBnk offers £10,000 for best business ideas 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To participate you must form a team of between two and five people, and your project “must not be listed on any other fundraising or crowdfunding platform anywhere in the world”.The competition will run from 31 January to 3 March 2013.Crowdbnk is regulated by the FSA and aims to enable new entrepreneurs to raise funds from the public markets.www.crowdbnk.com/projects/competition AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: crowdfunding Funding Howard Lake | 16 January 2013 | News Social investment crowdfunding platform CrowdBnk is offering prizes of £10,000 to help a new business get started or develop faster. Their competition is free to enter and anyone can submit an idea, including charities and social enterprises.The £10,000 will be given to the ideas that “generate the most excitement” in terms of pledges.The top prize of £7,000 will be awarded to the idea that manages to raise £10,000 fastest, while another £3,000 will be given to the idea that gets the most “watches” and social media shares. Advertisement
printSome graduate students can now have three-quarters of their health insurance paid for by TCU.Chancellor Victor Boschini made the announcement to students at the Graduate Forum on Friday. He said the addition to the Student Health Plan, which costs roughly $2,000, will be activated this fall.Approximately 300 assistantship or fellowship grad students qualify for this benefit, Dean of Graduate Studies Bonnie Melhart said.Assistants are students paid to help teach classes with a professor or conduct research. Fellowship students are paid for their full-time studies without research and teaching duties.“We’ve had students who were not taking insurance, and that is very disturbing,” Melhart said.The cost of health insurance was a concern graduate students raised at previous forums, Melhart said. Some students, she said, have been paying for their insurance out of pocket or weren’t buying it at all.Melhart said she hopes these students sign up for insurance now that it’s less expensive.Jackie Hoermann, president of the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), said health insurance has been on her platform since she started running for office last year. She said she’d heard several testimonies from students who couldn’t afford to go to doctors or had to pay for surgeries themselves because they weren’t insured.Hoermann said taking care of physical and mental health is critical since “people can’t perform at their best when they’re not feeling their best.”Many students, she said, have dropped out of school because they couldn’t afford both their studies and healthcare needs. She said it can be especially difficult for non-traditional students who have to support their families.Hoermann also said she thinks the insurance bonus is a great first step in spreading awareness about the needs of graduate students.Jay Jay Stroup, vice president of GSS, talked about the importance of communication between the GSS and their constituents.Stroup said the senate made an official email account this year so it can bypass faculty members and converse with students directly about changes the students want. She said the GSS has already received positive feedback about the insurance announcement.Stroup, a long-time advocate for health care benefits, encourages students to voice their needs to the senate so they can be addressed.“More graduates need to consistently ask for benefits and things that we want,” she said. “Eventually, change will come.” ReddIt Previous articleShape your yard to expand your walletNext articlePilot for eCollege replacement starts soon Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Shane Battis ReddIt ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Facebook Linkedin Twitter Linkedin Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Twitter Chancellor Victor Boschini and Dean of Graduate Studies Bonnie Melhart announced that some graduate students can now have three quarters of their health insurance paid for by TCU. The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Hastings Bridge Photo credit: Chris BrosteParsons is pleased to announce that it has been honored by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) with the 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award – Outstanding Project in the new bridges or transportation structure category. Recognizing the corporation’s work on the Hastings Bridge, this award honors the best examples of structural ingenuity throughout the world. Projects are judged on innovative design, engineering achievement, and creativity.“It is gratifying to be recognized by the NCSEA for the innovation we bring to our customers,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “The Hastings Bridge is a prime example of our steadfast commitment to sustainability and leading-edge engineering and design.”Parsons was the lead designer in the Hastings Bridge design-build joint venture and also provided engineering management and bridge erection engineering services.The new Hastings Bridge in the scenic recreation area of Hastings, MN, is a 1,938-ft-long, freestanding tied-arch bridge. It carries Trunk Highway 61 over the Mississippi River and is the longest freestanding arch bridge in North America. With a 100-year service life, the bridge features a steel box arch rib with a post-tensioned concrete tie girder and a network hanger system, plus a load-path-redundant steel-grid floor system to meet rigorous redundancy requirements. Representing one of the heaviest bridge moves in the United States, the 3,300-ton, 545-ft-long main span was erected on land, transferred onto barges using self-propelled modular transporters, guided downriver by tugboats, slid into position using a hydraulic skid system, and lifted 55 ft into place with strand jacks.Parsons’ work on the Hastings Bridge has been recognized with numerous awards, including:• 2016 Prize Bridge Award in the major span category – National Steel Bridge Alliance• 2014 Midwest Best Project of the Year award in the highways/bridges category – Engineering News-Record• 2015 Best Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) award in the self-propelled modular transporter category – Accelerated Bridge Construction• 2014 Favorite/Most Innovative Structure Award – The Illinois Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association• Engineering Excellence Honor Award – American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois• Engineering Excellence Honor Award – ACEC nationalParsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Business News Parsons Honored for Structural Engineering Excellence From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 2:31 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News